Rich Collins

Meet the Candidate

Party Legend

  • DDemocrat
  • GGreen
  • IIndependent
  • LLibertarian
  • RRepublican

Running For:
State Representative
District:
41
Political Affiliation:
R
Unopposed?
Yes
Phone:
3023811610

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Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupport
  • OOppose
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation
  • !Running Unopposed

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive and strong economic system. S* It's impossible for a nation and it's citizens to prosper without both.
2. A State of Emergency declaration extended beyond 30 days should depend on the consent of the people of Delaware through the General Assembly. S* I sponsored HB 330 to require this in law.
3. Better enforcement of current laws to prevent crime versus more restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety. S* In many cases, gun crime is not prosecuted in the plea bargain process. Use of a gun during crime should guarantee a stronger sentence.
4. Delaware laws and statutes should NOT threaten religious freedom, or the right of individuals, organizations, and businesses to exercise religious conviction and conscience. Lawmakers should oppose all attempts to compel people to compromise their beliefs or retreat from civil and political life as the price of following their faith. S* Covid-19 restriction improperly discriminated against churches. A lawsuit was necessary to stop it,which should not have been necessary.
5. Delaware law should better define the point of viability of an unborn baby versus allowing the abortion doctor to define it, which is vague and arbitrary (Senate Bill 5, 2017). S
6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death. S
7. Assisted Suicide, the act of deliberately assisting or cooperating in helping someone terminate his or her life, should NOT be legalized in Delaware as an end of life option. S* I oppose any legislation that allows assisted suicide.
8. Public schools should NOT implement expansive and comprehensive sex education curricula that includes LGBTQ+ sexual experiences, practices, and identities. S* Public schools are not the place for indoctrination into alternative lifestyles.
9. The Delaware Constitution should be amended to protect the right of parents to the control, custody, and care of their children from government interference, which requires the government to prove that it has a strong, compelling reason to restrict that right, such as in cases of abuse and neglect. S